Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostel Vista Serena is the first hostel in Manuel Antonio designed for young people. We are recommended by the Lonely Planet guide and the Hostelling International. Set on a mountain, surrounded by jungle, with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean, the hostel is the perfect place to experience the peace of paradise and the thrill of local attractions.

Our hostel is specially designed for foreign visitors. You get the rainforest and Costa Rica's most beautiful beach, and still have all of the comforts of home.

We run a small, secluded hostel, and offer personalized services to our guests. Our goal is to cater to the individual - with a little Costa Rican touch! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Nov 2021
    Beautiful view on the ocean, clean, nice common area where you can chill and meet people. Staff is great and will help you getting your way around Manuel Antonio.
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 Oct 2021
    Vista Serena surpassed every expectation my friends and I had going into our weekend at Manuel Antonio! Diego is very kind, helpful, and quick to respond to any questions/issues you may have. The view from the deck is absolutely GORGEOUS. The room was clean and had everything you needed, the beds were comfortable, and we even had hot water in the shower (not a guarantee in Costa Rica)! Super affordable & felt very safe for female travelers! We cannot wait to come back to Vista Serena again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Sep 2021
    Best hostel- Strongly recommended! Room was great & very clean, air conditioning worked well, great location with a beautiful view and friendly staff! Couldn’t ask for more. Juancarlos made sure we had everything and helped us with all of our questions.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Aug 2021
    Everything was excellent! Very kind and helpful staff! Location is central to everything around! Easy to get to. Beautiful views! Definitely recommend!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2021
    It was perfect experience. It’s cheap. They have beautiful view. There are very nice and kind staffs and guests too. The location is very good and everything is close.
    Oman, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Sep 2021
    The guy working at reception is so lovely and helpful. Really beautiful view and outdoors area. So nice having air con
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Aug 2021
    Volveria a repetir sin duda. El ambiente es genial y Juan Carlos es maravilloso, solo por eso ya vale la pena quedarte allí. El ambiente es chill y por el tipo de alojamiento que tienen es fácil conocer a gente. Tiene unas vistas espectaculares que si quieres, no hace falta moverte de allí. Espero volver algun dia!
    Spain, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    22 Aug 2021
    I stayed at this beautiful backpacker’s location for two nights while visiting Manuel Antonio, and my experience here was nothing short of pleasant. I felt right at home when I arrived. Juan Carlos was an exceptional host with a fun personality, and a ton of useful info on activities in the area. If you enjoy the budget-backpacking atmosphere, then this is most definitely the spot for you! The view from the patio and the hammocks are a total score. Thanks Vista Serena for an awesome stay!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    12 Aug 2021
    Great place with an amazing view. Lots of hamocks to chill. Everything is open and facing to admire the view (the room, kitchen, common area). The receptionist Juan Carlos was very nice and helpful. I got sick and he gave me a medicine which helped me get better.
    France, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    07 Oct 2021
    My room had a really strong mold smell which is terrible for slepping and the body. The up beds dont have a place to charge the Phone and my room was very tight for 4 people and their backpacks. Beside of that the view is great and is a great place to meet people. It is easy to arrive by bus and to go to the nacional park. There are busses almost every 10 min and they cost 350 colon
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi